Thursday, July 29, 2010
(Not So) Close Encounters
Shawn and Gus fight the urge to invoke aliens. Or rather, Shawn fought the urge while Gus went all in on the alien abduction theory even after the presumed abductee showed up claiming he had been at home with his cell turned off. Gus really, really, REALLY wanted this case to be an alien abduction, but Shawn fought the propensity to involve their childhood obsession. It was a bit of a role reversal with Shawn playing the voice of reason to Gus's out there theories, but that just made it more fun. Add a little Freddie Prinze, Jr. as a geek-turned-jock hiding a secret (and hidden lair) from his drop-dead gorgeous jock-obsessed wife, and things turned from funny to funnier.
Shawn and Gus raid Dennis's secret lair. What in the world, other than their inner geek-selves, possessed these two to wear the Battlestar Galactica helmut and Star Trek sunglasses out in public while they were spying on the associate lawyer (sidebar: how funny was it that someone asked for Gus's autograph? Can't say I blame her, though)?? Nope, no one was going to notice them like that! After the lawyer spotted them, freaked out, and ran, the two quickly discovered that their borrowed geek wear was not made for running. Shawn broke the helmut and Gus couldn't see a thing! But hey, at least they looked Geektastic in the process!
OK, FOR REAL, MY SIDE JUST SPLIT
Shawn looks like K.D. Lang. As if it wasn't funny enough that the show cut from Shawn and Gus discussing telling Roy that he did witness an abduction and to keep it on the QT to the story leading the evening news with a picture of "Shawn Spencer and Gurton Buster," but then, they went for the money part. In the photo, Shawn looked a little "off." He noticed it immediately and declared that he looked liked K.D. Lang. If I had had liquid in my mouth, it would have been all over my couch and coffee table. I absolutely lost it! It was that freakin' funny. This led to Shawn later asking his dad if his picture on the news made him think about Shawn singing "Constant Craving" and then jokes about Lilith Fair. It was classic Psych and so funny that it's actually still funny today. Good stuff.
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